▶ Bill Moyers interviews Charles Lewis: The Lies That Lead to War

Of course, the elephant in the room is never actually discussed: war is good for business, and the business of the United States is war. At this stage, the military industrial complex Ike warned us about has grown to encompass a massive number of corporations you and I pay for. The government calls this “contracting.” I won’t waste time detailing what contracting covers. In fact, it would probably take much less time to list what isn’t covered. As corporations have amassed and consolidated wealth and power, the military industrial complex has changed. As corporations have taken over more and more of the government, they have imposed a neoliberal model on its functions and policy aims. A key element of that model is privatization. If you don’t quite understand what I’m talking about, I will paraphrase Charles Lewis, it’s time for Americans to start learning what’s going on.

Rise Up Times

Lewis details the deceptions and illusions that have caused “most Americans and their elected representatives to completely ignore facts, logic and reason in the rush to war.” A complicit partner, he says, is a media intent on preserving the status quo and never offending the ruling elite.

Moyers and Company  June 27, 2014

As the exploding crisis in Iraq spotlights once again the tragic record of American policy in the Middle East, Bill speaks with investigative journalist Charles Lewis, whose new book, 935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity details the many government falsehoods that have led us into the current nightmare.

Lewis details the deceptions and illusions that have caused “most Americans and their elected representatives to completely ignore facts, logic and reason in the rush to war.” A complicit partner, he says, is a media intent on preserving the status…

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